Digital Nature Photography: The Art and the Science

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Overview

Digital Nature Photography is a how-to guide for photographers who want to take their work to the next level. Written by professionals with over 20 years experience, the Gerlachs reveal enlightening techniques for shooting nature images in the field. The combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique will help you capture your next great image.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240808567
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/11/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 497,129
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

John Gerlach earned a B.S. Degree in Wildlife Ecology from Central Michigan University in 1977. He has earned his living as a professional nature photographer since 1980. He is a versatile photographer who is equally at home making landscape images of Death Valley, photographing hummingbirds with high speed flash, or making moody images of dewy dragonflies and butterflies. Rather than photographing subjects that might sell well in the marketplace, he prefers to pursue subjects that interest him the most. He often photographs subjects that are not well known such as the Black Rosy-Finch which appeared on the front cover of the October 2000 issue of BIRDING.

His photographs have been published in every major national magazine that uses nature photographs including NATIONAL WILDLIFE, SIERRA, NATURAL HISTORY, PETERSEN'S PHOTOGRAPHIC, RANGER RICK, BIRDER'S WORLD, MICHIGAN NATURAL RESOURCES, and AUDUBON. OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER and POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY have published his instructional articles about nature photography on several occasions.

His nature photos are showcased in calendars produced by Hallmark, Kodak, Sierra Club, Argus, Browntrout, Abbeville Press, and many others. His photos can be found in books published by the National Geographic Society, Reader's Digest, Time-Life, Smithsonian, Eastman Kodak, Abbeville Press, Stewart Tabori & Chang, Northword Press as well as hundreds of scientific textbooks in use in colleges and universities throughout the world.

John is the associate editor of NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER. His column, "Field Notes" is found in each issue and reveals enlightening tips on shooting nature images in the field.

Barbara Gerlach is a skilled nature photographer with a highly artistic approach. Since Barbara grew up on a farm, she's always had a keen interest in nature. She became interested in nature photography while working as a color printer for NASA. She met John in the mid-eighties and with his guidance, quickly developed her hobby in

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The Excitement Over Digital Photography

Developing Your Photographic Skills

Choosing Your Digital Camera

Exposure Essentials

Using Lenses Effectively

Shoot Sharp Images Consistently

The Magic of Light

Composing Strong Images

The Exciting World of Closeups and Macro

Using Flash Effectively

Carrying Your Photography Gear

Final Thoughts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Awesome

    This is the best photography magazine on the market great pictures informative articles n the feeling as if one is sharing w old friends with

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    Great couple insight into nature photography!

    These folks take care of nature and photography in one great book!

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